Stefan Kreft

 

Research interests

Research projects

Consultancies

Teaching

Academic education

Membership in professional bodies

Publications

Links

 

Contact: stefan.kreft@hnee.de

Research interests

My priorities as a researcher and consultant have gradually extended from field ecological studies for (bird) species conservation to ecosystem-based, participatory, adaptive conservation management planning. It was the impression of rapid land-use changes in South America that first triggered my ever-growing conviction that conservation biology risks to be largely meaningless if scientists do not try to maximise involvement in policy-making of nature conservation in its widest sense. Thus, I strive for research outcomes as policy-relevant as possible. In many activities, I have addressed protected area management, and adaptation to climate change in particular, because I think climate change is an increasingly pervasive driver of changes in biodiversity, also through the changes of land-use it is embedded in. While in the last years I have been focusing on Europe, developing and transitional countries remain of great interest to me.

 

I have been part of the Roadless Areas Initiative of the Society for Conservation Biology - Europe Section since 2009. I am currently member of the Board of Directors of SCB-ES and Chair of its Policy Committee.

Research projects

Since 2019 Germany

Centre for Econics and Ecosystem Management (CEEM)

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Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development (HNEE)

Development and testing of a participatory-adaptive methodology (based on the MARISCO method) for an ecosystem-based riskk management of ground water and surface water bodies

Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU)

2014-2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Germany

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 CEEM

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HNEE

Baekdu-daegan - Korean-German dialogue about empowerment of civil society, communication and education for nature conservation as basis for sustainable development

 

Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2009-today

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Germany

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HNEE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adaptation of governmental nature conservation management to climate change in Brandenburg (northeastern Germany)

 

German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)KLIMZUG programme

 

2006-2009

 

 

 

 

Germany

 

 

 

 

 

HNEE

 

 

 

 

 

Germany's protected areas under climate change – risks and policy options

German Federal Ministry of Environment (BMUB, formerly BMU)

Consultancies

2019 Germany

CEEM

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HNEE
Ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change and regional sustainable development by empowerment of Ukrainian biosphere reserves International Climate Initiative
2018 Germany

CEEM

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HNEE
Situation analysis of users of the Floating University Berlin and approaches to achievement of visions and goals raumlaborberlin

2016

2017

Germany NABU & Foresters' Association of Turkey Practicability of the EU Natura 2000 concept in the forested areas of Turkey EU Civil Society Dialogue Grant Program IV
2015 Germany CEEM Capacity building and networking actions in the Baekdu Daegan Biosphere Reserves FAO
2014 Colombia

GIZ

GOPA

Environmental policy and sustainable management of natural resources

(PROMAC)

 

BMZ

2013 Colombia

GIZ

„Trinational Initiative“; Improvement of the national protected area systems in Peru, Ecuador and Colombia BMUIKI programme
2013 Ethiopia

NABU

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Michael Succow Foundation

Participation of land-users in adaptive protected area management planning (focusing on ecosystem services) at Lake Tana, Ethiopia BMUIKI programme
2012-2013 Germany GIZ Vulnerability and risk management in protected areas: elaboration of a methodological handbook (MARISCO)  
2011 China GIZ Sino-German climate partnership BMUIKI programme
2009-2010 China GTZ (today GIZ) Protected area management and climate change in Jiangxi Province, China (Vulnerability assessment, adaptation options) BMUIKI programme
2003-2005 Bolivia F.A.N. Bolivia A nature conservation vision for the Biocorridor Amboró-Madidi Conservation International, The Nature Conservancy & WWF
2000 Bolivia F.A.N. Bolivia Biocorridor Amboró-Madidi – towards a nature conservation plan WWF
1999 Germany Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) Preparation of a workshop on ”Nature-sound forest development”, Island of Vilm, Germany BMU

Teaching

Since 2005 Germany HNEE

Lecturing of study modules in the programmes

- Global Change Management (M.Sc.)

- International Forest Ecosystem Management (B.Sc.)

- Forestry (B.Sc.)
 
Since 2007 Germany HNEE Supervision and evaluation of 31 Master, Diplom and Bachelor theses  
A list of my publications, talks etc. can be downloaded here:
Stefan-Kreft_Publications+Talks_200105.p[...]
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  • Over 100 publications (German, English, Spanish) on nature conservation, tropical ecology and ornithology, also as an editor
  • Over 90 public talks

Academic education

  • Biology, Diploma (equivalent to M.Sc.): University of Hamburg (1993-1998), University of Tübingen (1990-1993)
  • Diploma thesis on bird assemblages in different successional stages of a cloud forest in southwestern Colombia
  • Dr. rer. nat., dissertation on altitudinal movements of birds in the Andes, with a field study in Carrasco National Park (Bolivia)

Membership of professional bodies

Links